A Stephanie Plum Novel
By Janet Evanovich
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312349523, 352pp.)
Publication Date: June 23, 2009
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The Crime: Armed robbery to the tune of nine million dollars. Dom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time. His family couldn’t be more proud. He always was the smart one.
The Cousin: Joe Morelli. Morelli is Dom’s cousin. He’s also a cop. Less than a week after Dom’s release from prison, Morelli has shadowy figures breaking into his house and dying in his basement. Meanwhile, Dom has gone missing…
The Catastrophe: Moonman. Morelli hires Walter “Mooner” Dunphy, stoner and “inventor” turned crime fighter, to protect his house. Morelli is low on cash. Mooner will work for potatoes.
The Cupcake: Stephanie Plum. Stephanie and Morelli have a long-standing relationship that involves sex, affection, and driving each other nuts. She’s a bond enforcement agent with more luck than talent, and she’s involved in this bank-robbery-gone-bad disaster from day one.
The Crisis: Ranger. Security expert Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, has a job for Stephanie that will involve night work. Morelli has his own ideas regarding Stephanie’s evening activities.
The Conclusion: Be fearless. Read FOURTEEN!
Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn’t have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, “When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.” But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet’s favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.
14 REASONS TO LOVE JANET EVANOVICH
1. “LAUGH-OUT-LOUD FUNNY.”—St. Louis Post Dispatch
2. “HOT AND SASSY.”—The Boston Herald
3. “A PLUM PICK.”—People
4. “IRRESISTIBLE.”—Houston Chronicle
5. “BRILLIANTLY EVOCATIVE.”—Denver Post
6. “A MUST READ.”—Midwest Book Review
7. “THE CROWN PRINCESS OF DETECTIVE FICTION.”—Bookpage
8. “OUTRAGEOUS.”—Publishers Weekly
9. “THE MASTER OF SNAPPY DIALOGUE.”—San Francisco Chronicle
10. “ STUNNING.”—Booklist
11. “ OFF BEAT AND HILARIOUS…SHE ROCKS!”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews
12. “HIGLY ENJOYABLE…WHO CAN RESIST?”—Chicago Tribune
13. “ A GOOD TIME.”—New York Daily News
14. “AS ENTERTAINING AS EVER.”—Entertainment Weekly
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